Big 12 Basketball Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Missouri Holds Off Texas Tech 88-84

The Missouri Tigers are moving on to the second round of the Big 12 Tournament after their 88-84 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Guard Marcus Denmon led the Tigers with 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting on the night while Michael Dixon and Kim English also chipped in with 17 and 15 respectively. Denmon also helped the Tigers come back from blowing their 13-point second-half advantage by sinking the second of his two free throws with 1.7 seconds left in the game.

The Tigers advance to play the Texas A&M Aggies in the second round of the tournament. Missouri narrowly lost in its regular season meeting with Texas A&M, dropping the road contest 91-89 in overtime. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

For more on this game, Missouri fans should join Rock M Nation, and Texas Tech fans should stop by Double T Nation.


Updated 2011 Big 12 Tournament bracket (all times EST):

First round: Wednesday, March 9

No. 8 Nebraska Cornhuskers def. No. 9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys, 53-52

No. 5 Colorado Buffaloes def. No. 12 Iowa St. Cowboys, 77-75

No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners def. No. 7 Baylor Bears, 87-64

No. 6 Missouri Tigers def. No. 11 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 88-84

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. OSU, 12:30, ESPN2

No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcats vs. Colorado, 3, ESPN3

No. 2 Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma, 7, ESPN3

No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou/Texas Tech, 9:30, ESPN2

Semifinals: Friday, March 11

Thursday afternoon winners, 7, ESPN3

Thursday evening winners, 9:30, ESPN3

Championship game: Saturday, March 12

Semifinals winners, 6, ESPN

For more on the 2011 Big East tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join Big 12 Hoops and SB Nation Kansas CityBrowse our 298 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

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